Breast augmentation surgery areola

The periareolar breast augmentation technique is widely used by plastic surgeons and highly praised by many patients. However, it doesn’t fully ensure the patients that everyone will get the same satisfactory results as the other. There are still patients that come into my clinic, extremely bothered by the thought of having an incision on the sensitive part of their breasts. Moreover, having scar is another issue.

In a periareolar breast augmentation, the surgeon makes a small incision at the lower part of the areola and dissects through the breast tissue until the muscle of the chest is identified. It is dissected and then the implant is placed either below the muscle or above the muscle.

Periareolar breast augmentation has some advantages. A significant number of women have asymmetric breasts; some of the asymmetries include differences in areola size or nipple size, minor sagginess, and major sagginess. If you need to fix a problem related to the areola complex, a periareolar approach is a better approach than an incision under the breast, because you are not going to do an incision under the breast to insert the implant and then one around the areola to fix the periareolar problems.The scar location is also something that patients are concerned about.

Although the inframammary approach provides a very nice scar, it can be visible, particularly if you have small breasts; the incision tends to shift higher when an implant is placed. The periareolar scar can be hidden better than the inframammary scar.One potential problem with the periareolar approach is that the dissection tends to be more extensive, with more inflammation, since all the breast tissue needs to be cut vertically in order to insert the implant. It is also possible that the scar around the areola can be sensitive and bother you during sexual acts.

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